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Machinery overhaul part of navy ship maintenance contract in Halifax

Halifax, N.S. -- Sept. 7, 2001 -- A $9.4-million competitive contract for maintenance and repair work on the HMCS A...


Halifax, N.S. — Sept. 7, 2001 — A $9.4-million competitive contract for maintenance and repair work on the HMCS Athabaskan has been awarded to Les Chantiers Maritime Irving Shipbuilding Corporation (operating as Halifax Shipyard). It will create 85 jobs and maintain an additional 30 until the end of June 2002. The contract was awarded on behalf of the Department of National Defence (DND).

“Government of Canada contracts such as this one for maintenance work on naval ships ensure that these vessels continue to operate efficiently and cost-effectively,” said federal public works and government services minister Alfonso Gagliano.

The HMCS Athabaskan is a command and control ship for a Canadian Naval Task Group and has upgraded air defenses and improved communications and sensor systems. The vessel will be drydocked in Halifax Shipyard. The work, which will commence in early October, includes cleaning and painting the ship’s hull, making specialized equipment repairs, and carrying out a standard machinery overhaul and upgrades to various ship systems.